Angela Jackson, MD was unanimously recommended by the search committee to serve as the new associate dean for student affairs effective December 1, 2012.
An accomplished medical educator with two decades of experience in teaching and training program administration, Dr. Jackson has focused on health policy, primary care education and skill development for clinical teachers. She directed the internal medicine Primary Care Training Program for 14 years, developing innovative curricula focused on caring for the urban underserved and preparing residents to assume leadership roles in healthcare. She has been a valued mentor for dozens of chief residents, residents and students and is recognized locally and nationally for “teaching teachers” – chief residents and faculty.
In 2010, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appointed Dr. Jackson to the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry to provide advice on policy and program development for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Dr. Jackson also chairs the Health Policy Education Sub-Committee for the Society of General Internal Medicine and is active in Graduate Medical Education reform legislation.
Dr. Jackson has been the principle investigator (PI) of HRSA funded Title VII training grants and recently was awarded a Josiah Macy Foundation/Institute for Medicine as a Profession grant to implement a medical student curriculum linking advocacy and professionalism. She was co- PI for a National Institutes of Health NIDA Center of Excellence for Physician Education grant to develop prescription drug abuse module for preceptors. As Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, she developed new BUSM clinical teaching sites.
A member of the BUSM community since 1993, Dr. Jackson is an associate professor of medicine. A graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. Jackson completed her residency at the Boston City Hospital. She has an active primary care practice at Boston Medical Center. In 2011 and 2012 she was named a “Top Doc” by Boston Magazine for her work in internal medicine.
Dr. Jackson succeeds Phyllis Carr, MD, an ardent student advocate, who served as associate dean for the past 11 years.